The community of Byera was plunged into mourning following the sudden passing of one of its beloved youngsters.
Dead is Kenee Dabreo, who was killed in a car accident in the United States. Kenee was one of two fatalities in the accident, which also left two other people seriously injured.
The vehicle they were all traveling in was hit from behind by a semi-trailer truck. Kenee and an American were ejected from the vehicle following the crash impact in South Carolina. They are both deceased, while two others are hospitalized.
Mother of the deceased, Myrna Toney was in tears as she spoke to SEARCHLIGHT on Saturday morning.
Toney is a retired teacher from Byera and is now in Brooklyn, New York. She said her son Kenee had been in the United States for just over a year.
She said the 24-year-old was a mechanic by trade and was the youngest of her three children.
“He was my love bug.”
“I can’t even stomach his death so far,” Toney sobbed.
Incidentally, while her son and others were traveling on Tuesday evening, she developed problems and was rushed to hospital.
“I was unable to breathe and was taken to hospital.”
Unbeknownst to her, it was around the same time that her son breathed his last.
“I never learned of his death until Wednesday when I came back from the hospital.”
“I’m so confused right now, I don’t know what to do.”
The retired teacher was inconsolable when she spoke to SEARCHLIGHT.
The family is seeking financial assistance from the general public to help with Kenee’s burial.
Residents of Byera are also expressing regret over Kenee’s tragic death.
He was the only Vincentian in the vehicle at the time of the accident.